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Postgame Notes: UMass 77, George Washington 62




March 4, 2009

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With the, win, UMass secured a berth in the Atlantic 10 Tournament. UMass has made the tourney every season it has existed since 1977.

Chris Lowe scored in double-figures for the 18th time this season and sixth game in a row with 14. In his final home game at the Mullins Center, Lowe reached the mark for the 48th time in his career in 122 games.

Ricky Harris scored in double-figures for the 26th time in 28 games this season with 19. It's his 66th career game with 10 or more and 59th in the last 64 contest.

Harris passed the 1,300-point mark to become just the 15th player in UMass history to reach that mark. He now has 1,317 in his career. Next on the list at No. 14 is Clarence Hill (1,369).

Harris hit his 200th career 3-point field goal in the game. He now has 204 to stand fifth in career made treys.

Harris moved to a tie for ninth in single-season made 3-pointers with five in the game. He now has 83 on the season. He passes Lorenzo Sutton (78 in 1986-87) and Anthony Anderson (83 in 2003-04).

Tony Gaffney had his 11th double-double of the season, and every one of his career with 11 points and 10 rebounds. He has the 11 in 28 games after none in the first 81 games of his career.

Gaffney scored in double-figures for the 15th time this season with 11. It was his 19th career game with 10 or more points.

Gaffney had 10 or more rebounds for the 18th time in 28 games this season as he keeps his average at 10.4 maintaining his averaging a double-double this season with 11.7 points.

Gaffney had three dunks to give him 49 on the season. He has nearly every dunk this season, as UMass has 53 overall as a team.

Gaffney had five steals to give him 57 on the season. He has moved to a tie with Chris Lowe in 2007-08 with 57, for seventh on the single-season list.

Harris had a chance at a 4-point play with 9:30 left in the first half, but missed the free throw after the made trey. It was UMass' fifth opportunity for a 4-point play, UMass has converted three, two by Anthony Gurley and one by David Gibbs.

Anthony Gurley scored in double-figures off the bench for the third game in a row with 12. He 16 games this season in double-figures and 25 in his career.

Luke Bonner drew two charges in the game and has 26 of UMass' 38 on the season.

Anthony Gurley drew his first charge of the season. It was UMass' 36th drawn charge of the year.

David Gibbs drew his first-career start for the Minutemen.

UMass drew a crowd of 3,982 for Senior Night and finished with a season home average of 5,065. Last season's average was 4,900.

 

 

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